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HOYS mini present pony championship


  • A pair of five-year-olds netted the Barberstown Fort HOYS mini present pony of the 12 months championship on the 2022 Horse of the Yr Present (HOYS) after profitable the lead rein class.

    Millie Knipe was within the saddle of the pleasant Westgrove Darkish Secret gelding Derw Dream Boy (Dave) who was making his first look at HOYS, dealt with by Millie’s father, farrier James Knipe.

    The Knipe Household from Cumbria produce Dave from dwelling and their 2022 season has been suffering from success. They took mini champions at Royal Cheshire in June and on the BSPS summer time championships they went via the cardboard to face total supreme champions.

    “James and I’ve each been attempting for years to win HOYS and our five-year-old daughter has completed it along with her very first pony,” stated Millie’s mom, Jade Knipe. “We’ve had seconds however by no means managed to win it.”

    Dave was purchased from his breeder, Julia Owen, as an unbroken three-year-old.

    “I’ve to credit score my mum for locating him,” stated Jade, who runs glamping pods and works as a hairdresser. “We have been on our travels and she or he despatched me an image, so we did a U-turn to go and see him.”

    Dave was backed at and continues to be produced from dwelling.

    “We deliberately didn’t do any HOYS qualifiers final 12 months as he was only a four-year-old; we didn’t wish to over do it and we wished to avoid wasting him for this 12 months,” Jade added. “He’s such a simple pony and is an actual mom’s dream.

    “Millie loves displaying and she or he does all the things with Dave; she’s at all times within the steady grooming him.”

    Profitable first ridden, Seamoor Woman Derby, took reserve within the HOYS mini present pony championship for her tremendous jockey Anya Dewey Clarke.

    Richard Miller judged the mini courses: “My job was to discover a protected but high quality and proper pony, and my champion was simply that.”

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